Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Catching Up!

I can't believe it is June already!  I have been keeping up on reading your blogs and think we are all feeling the same way---time is moving way too fast!  Here's a little of what I've been up to.
 
A dear friend passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack.  He was only 62 and suffering from dementia.
 
We found out grandchild #5 is on the way.  Should arrive in early December.
 
Another proof that time is moving too fast--my middle daughter turned 30 in May!  Now, wait..... I'm going to have to move to 49 instead of 39  :)
 
Here are my 3 beautiful daughters and me at Emma's birthday party in a Victorian house that has been turned into a tea shop. Emma is 2nd from left. I actually thought my hair looked ok that day.  Hmmmm.... a photo tells the truth!
 
 
Here is our delicious tea luncheon! Plus all the tea you can drink-Dozens of flavors to choose from.


I have been stitching as time allows.


Pat Mazu Star in the Meadow Petite Stocking


I am in 2 round robin band sampler groups now.  One thru my local EGA group and one thru the Northwest Sampler Guild. We are over halfway finished with the NSG round robin.  But, this is the first sampler I have stitched on for the EGA group.  I did the top band-it is a section from Blackbird Designs Joyeux Noel booklet.


Gay Ann Rogers Christmas Mittens Heart-I didn't have mittens for the center space. So I substituted a Christmas pudding/cake button.


A retreat is coming up soon and there will be an exchange of smalls.  Here is what I stitched for the exchange. It's an old freebie and sorry, I can't remember who the designer is.


This is Aury's Patriotic Heart 2013


This is Aury's Patriotic Heart 2012.
 
I still have a large stack of smalls I'm trying to get thru.
 
I joined L'Atelier Perdu's Stitching Club 2015 and am waiting on the first part to arrive.
 
 
I joined Chrysanthemums in Autumn project at the Binding Stitch and it just arrived today.
 
 
 
And I joined in Judy O'Dell's Royal Book of Needles Cross-Over Design group.  This has coloring with crayons included in this project-sounds like fun!
 
Definitely plenty more stitching to do for the rest of the year! 

7 comments:

Maggee said...

Yes, you have certainly been busy! I cannot believe it is June already either! I had such plans... now I am playing catch-up! Your stitching is so special...beautiful! That is a lovely photo of you and your daughters! Hugs!

Ann said...

Oh, you've had the same stash additions I've had lately--too many projects, too little time! And what a lovely tea with your daughters!

Barb said...

It looks like you have been very busy!! What a great photo of you and your daughters! Great news about another baby!

Margaret said...

Congratulations on the future grandchild! So many grandchildren! Love seeing what you've been working on and the pic of family too!

Sheryl S. said...

A lot of pretty designs on the go and what a lot of stitching to do with different groups.. I just can´t find the time...where is it??

KimM said...

YOu've been a busy lady! Lovely stitching….I agree - time seems to speed up as one gets older. Strange how that happens!
xxx

Brigitte said...

Such a nice picture from you and your daughters at the birthday party. It must have been a great tea lucheon at the tea shop.
Great stitched pieces!